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113 Famous Quotes by Robert Burns
1/25/1759 - 7/21/1796
Also Known As:  
Rabbie Burns     Ploughman Poet     The Bard
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Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

Affliction Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: In Eutropium (II, 149)

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That hour o' night's black arch the keystane.

Midnight Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter

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Green, slender, leaf-clad holly boughs Were twisted gracefu' round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless vows, Would soon be broken.

Holly Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Vision (duan I, st. 9)

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Or were I in the wildest waste, Sae bleak and bare, sae bleak and bare, The desert were a paradise If thou wert there, if thou were there.

Paradise Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Oh! Wert Thou in the Cold Blast

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Uncertainty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

Inspirational Quotes, by Robert Burns

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The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'menGang aft agley. - "To A Mouse".

Behavior Quotes, by Robert Burns

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Certainty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as I.

Life Quotes, by Robert Burns

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The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creature;But still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid feature:Yet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extended;An atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended. - Epistle to a Young Friend, An.

Literature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me. - Ae Fond Kiss.

Literature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

Nature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening gale. from the poem The Cotter’s Saturday Night.

Pain Quotes, by Robert Burns

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